AMERICAN HAUNTINGS' ANNUAL "DEAD OF WINTER" FESTIVAL
FEBRUARY 7, 2015 FROM NOON TO 4:00 P.M.
AT THE HAUNTED LINCOLN THEATER IN DECATUR, ILLINOIS
HOSTED BY LOREN HAMILTON


The Dead of Winter Festival Returns -- This year in Decatur, Illinois!
Join American Hauntings for one of our oldest events -- first started back in 1999 -- as we celebrate ghosts, hauntings and death at the famed Dead of Winter Festival! Come discover the spirits of the haunted Lincoln Theater in Decatur, Illinois -- one of the most haunted places in America -- and be chilled by presentations on ghosts, hauntings, spirited locations, and much more! Meet authors and speakers on strange phenomena, network with other ghost enthusiasts from all over the Midwest, join us for an after-hours ghost hunt, sign up to win raffle prizes -- including books, tour passes, a Ouija table, furniture from a haunted house, and tickets to the 2015 Haunted America Conference! Make this a haunted weekend you won't soon forget!

The 2015 Festival will be held at the Lincoln Theater in downtown Decatur, Illinois, located at 141 North Main Street. From Noon to 4:00 p.m., host Loren Hamilton will be introducing a roster of speakers on the supernatural. You'll also be able to check out the vendor's tables, see the building & More!

Admission to the Daytime Event is FREE, with a canned or non-perishable item to benefit Central Illinois Food Banks. There are 17,580 people in need in Macon County and 5,710 of them are children. We'll be donating all of the items collected to a local charity!

Join us for the Free Daytime Event at the Lincoln Theater -- One of America's Most Haunted Places!
Discover ghosts and hauntings, shop great vendors chosen just for you and enter to win one of the amazing raffle prizes for the event!
RAFFLE PRIZES FOR THE DEAD OF WINTER FESTIVAL!
Tickets will be available for special prizes at this year's event, including:

* A Red, Victorian-style couch and 2 matching chairs that came from a haunted house that belonged to the last attorneys of infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy!

* Houdini-style Ouija board table, handcrafted by author Rene Kruse!

Plus, autographed books, passes to American Hauntings Tours, passes to the Haunted America Conference and more!
TROY TAYLOR
Author and American Hauntings founder Troy Taylor captures the St. Valentine's Day season with Blood, Guns & Valentines, a bloody look at the history and hauntings of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre -- from the true story to the killers involved, the strange events that led up to the murders and the hauntings that occurred in the wake of the killings. It's a timely and terrifying look at the most famous murder in gangland history!
KATHI KRESOL
Kathi Kresol is an author, local historian, and founder of Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events in Rockford, Illinois. In the timely presentation Doomed Love, Kathi will share true stories focusing on the darker side of romance, exposing the evil that may lurk in the depths of the human heart. Some of these stories might make you chuckle, some will not, but they all will make you wonder just how well you know the person you share your life with!
STEVE LITTERAL
Steve Litteral is the Executive Director of Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum in Rockford, Illinois and presents one of our "Haunted Places" lectures for the day on Tinker Cottage. He will reveal the fascinating history of this mysterious spot -- and what spirits may be roaming the halls of Tinker Cottage!
RENE KRUSE
Author and long-time researcher Rene Kruse will also be offering "Haunted Places" with a look at Nemacolin Castle and Haunts of Southwest Pennsylvania. In her presentation, she'll be revealing the mysteries of the Castle, as well as other local haunts, along with results from years of investigations into the unknown!

See You at the 2015 Dead of Winter Festival!